Decriminalize Mental Illness – Rally & Press Conference


We must decriminalize people with mental illness. Join us when NAMI-NYC hosts a press conference and rally on the steps of New York City City Hall.

NAMI-NYC has consistently advocated for non-police response to mental health emergencies, which has come to the forefront with the launch of the 988 hotline this July. NAMI-NYC also calls for more and higher quality mental health care access in schools and in the community, including psychiatric emergency services, crisis stabilization programs, and respite centers. NAMI-NYC advocates for more supportive housing units for people with mental illness as well as a tenant’s bill of rights so that city agencies are held accountable to New Yorkers waiting for a place to live.

We will hear from elected officials on upcoming legislative priorities and NAMI-NYC Ambassadors will share their stories. #HealthcareNotHandcuffs

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:30 to 1:30pm ET, on the steps of City Hall.

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